Booklet Binding for Art Journal – beginning pages

Booklet Binding for Art Journal

I followed the instructions found at two sites: Sketchbooks and from James Darrow.  Here is my binding: 

 Not a big book, but enough to show the students an example, and a good starting point.  

Background

I will take rubber cement and block out areas, randomly, to perserve the white space.  Then wash over the background with yellow, and any other color left in the water color mixing tray.  Heavy wash areas receive sea salt.  Allow it to dry and rewash the background with a browns and reds.

Rubber cement wash over areas of two pages to retain white areas

watercolor wash in yellow

highlights of red over pages

Drawing and collage elements up next.